Broody hen lay eggs chicks

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ange, May 21, 2010.

  1. ange

    ange Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think I know the answer to this one, but. My broody hen, is sitting on her nest, with and without eggs. If I leave a egg under there, will it hatch? We do not have a rooster, so it was not fertilized, someone said she can still sit on it and it will still hatch a chick. I say no, since it was not fertilized. Opions?
     
  2. peachlover

    peachlover Out Of The Brooder

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    Are you open to opinions only, or would you like a fact? Opinion: if she hatches an unfertile egg than that would be a great chicken to keep. Fact: unfertile eggs will not hatch, but one could always experiment. Have fun
     
  3. wvgal61

    wvgal61 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Keara

    Keara Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. peachlover

    peachlover Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Fascinating, thanks for sharing.
     

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